*March 31, 2016
Great Blue Heron
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 31, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for March 31st, 2016 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A female-plumaged HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen on the 30th at Knife Island in
the town of Knife River. A flock of 23 LONG-TAILED DUCKS was still
present on the 31st at Agate Bay in Two Harbors.
John Richardson saw 16 species of waterfowl on the 30th at Park Point in
Duluth, including 11 CANVASBACKS. Chris Lake saw 10 CANVASBACKS on the
30th at Blackmer Park in the Morgan Park neighborhood of west Duluth.
Mike Hendrickson saw an ICELAND GULL on the 31st at the Park Point
Recreation Area. Peder Svingen and others saw a GLAUCOUS GULL there on
the 30th, and Peder saw ten GLAUCOUS GULLS, two THAYER'S GULLS, and a
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 31st on Allouez Bay at Wisconsin Point.
Frank Nicoletti, Dave Carman and others saw their third RED-SHOULDERED
HAWK of the season on the 28th at the West Skyline Hawk Count along
Skyline Drive at Thompson Hill. They also counted 1,751 BOHEMIAN
WAXWINGS on the 28th, and 1,685 on the 29th. Kim Eckert saw a flock of
at least 500 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 30th on the 1900 block of Kent
Road near UMD.
Recent new arrivals in the area include PIED-BILLED GREBE and EASTERN
MEADOWLARK on the 26th, WINTER WREN on the 27th, TUNDRA SWAN,
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT on the 29th, GADWALL,
AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN SHOVELER, REDHEAD, GREAT BLUE HERON, BELTED
KINGFISHER on the 30th, and FOX SPARROW on the 31st.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 7th.
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